Playaways are here! A Playaway is a pre-loaded audiobook contained in a small, plastic case. Listening to Playaways can aid in understanding and appreciating a wide variety of stories and literature. Playaways also encourage good listening skills that are necessary for reading comprehension. For any level reader, Playaways provide a great model of reading!
A print version of the book is also included so that you can read along to better absorb the material. The average cost of a Playaway audiobook is between $45 and $95.
Each Playaway comes in a plastic case. Ear buds or headphones and a AAA battery are included to operate the unit. Students may use their own headphones or earbuds for sanitary reasons and may have to replace batteries as needed. One AAA battery lasts about 12 hours. The library will also change batteries if needed.
The loan period is two weeks, but can be renewed for two additional weeks. It is the responsibility of the student to return the Playaway in the same condition that it was received from the library.
Before a student can check out a playaway, they must sign a Playaway Agreement. These playaways are kept in the librarian's office so please drop by to check one out!
*The absolute diary of a part-time Indian by Sherman Alexie
*Artemis Fowl Series by Eoin Colfer - Artemis Fowl (Book 1), Artemis Fowl: The Atlantis Complex (Book 7), and Artemis Fowl: The Last Guardian (Book 8) These are the only titles in the series that are in Playaway format.
*Benny Shaw Series by Eoin Colfer - Benny and Omar (Book 1) and Benny and Babe (Book 2)
*Bloody Jack Series by L.A. Meyer. (Books 1,3,4,5, 6. Book 2 in the series was not available in Playaway format.
*Bruiser by Neal Shusterman
*The Chaos Walking Series by Patrick Ness - The knife of never letting go (Book 1), The ask and the answer (Book 2), Monsters of men (Book 3).
*The Hunger Games Series by Suzanne Collins - The Hunger Games (Book 1), Catching Fire (Book 2), and Mockingjay (Book 3).
*A monster calls by Patrick Ness
*The reluctant assassin (Book 1 of the W.A.R.P Series) The Hangman's Revolution (Book 2 of the W.A.R.P Series) by Eoin Colfer
*The Skinjacker Trilogy Series by Neal Shusterman - Everlost (Book 1), Everwild (Book 2), and Everfound (Book 3).